Photo Record

Object Name Negative
Catalog Number 2007.145.023.b-f
Collection Paul A. Hiener Collection
Description Collection of negatives related to chemical companies in Chattanooga. Image taken by Paul Hiener circa 1955.

b) Morningside Chemical Company located at 2205 Holtzclaw Avenue, which manufactured dyes for the carpet companies. It has been on the EPA's Superfund list as one of the most toxic polluters in the country. Photo taken by Paul Hiener circa 1955.
c1) Chattem Drug & Chemical Company. Founded as the Chattanooga Medicine Company in 1879 it changed its name to Chattem during its expansion.
c2) Jim Walters Homes, located on Ringgold Rd. This company made personalized and mobile homes, but closed in 2009.
d) Cutter Laboratories, located at 1800 Crutchfield Street. This group is infamous for its two contamination incidents occurring in the 1950's and the 1970. The first was a large batch of polio vaccines that were contaminated with the disease. The company was proved to have not been negligent however. The second was an injection for hemophiliac called koate which was contaminated with HIV. Lawsuits continue to occur. Neither of the incidents were specifically said to have occurred in the Chattanooga facility, which eventually closed in 1983. Image taken by Paul Hiener circa 1955.
e) Another shot of Cutter Laboratories. Darker than d and f.
f) Another shot of Cutter Laboratories.
Date 1955 circa
Dimension Details b) 3.75" x 2.50"
c) 5.00" x 2.25"
d-f) 4.00" x 5.00"
Related Publications b) This image appears on page 117 of "Chattanooga: Yesterday and Today," Volume II.
d) This image appears on page 115 of "Chattanooga: Yesterday and Today," Volume II.
Accession number 2007.145